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Australian data retention laws end online privacy

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The digital privacy of Australians ends on Tuesday, October 13. So, the fact that you visited a porn site or infidelity site Ashley Madison or ‘jihadi’ content sites, may in effect be discoverable without the need for a warrant. On that day this country’s entire communications industry will be turned into …

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Australian media demands water supply be fluoridated

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Rupert Murdoch run media The Daily Telegraph, in Australia, has launched a major push for federal and state government to override local councils and fluoridate all water supplies. This is despite the growing scientific evidence and public backlash against fluoridation. Studies are showing that the sodium fluoride in the water supply is …

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Is Australia’s economy set to crash?

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Australian consumers are more worried about the medium term outlook than at the peak of the financial crisis, and rightfully so. As The Telegraph reports, by the end of the first quarter this year, Australia’s net foreign debt had climbed to a record $955bn, equal to an already unsustainable 60pc of gross …

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Australia passes tyrannical internet laws

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Ostensibly designed to stop you illegally downloading new episodes of Game of Thrones, they may have far broader implications for online freedoms. On Monday afternoon, Labor and Coalition senators voted together to wave through legislation rolling out a new Australian internet filter. The law is intended to stop the circumvention …

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Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

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Editor’s note: Another prominent Australian journalist, Mike Carlton, was forced to resign after criticizing Israel’s due to their slaughter of the Palestinian people. Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any …

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Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.” The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents …

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Australia joins list of nations selling bonds with negative yield

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Australia has this week joined the illustrious list of governments that have been able to borrow money at negative interest rates. The Australian Office of Financial Management, which manages the government’s debt programme, sold $200 million of inflation-linked bonds maturing in 2018 to 13 investors on Tuesday at a yield of …

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Australian government set to tax bank deposits

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The Australian Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax …

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